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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ing | 2007/05/26

Q.

The whites of baby's eyes a blue colour

My grandson is 2 months old and a a cold. We have noticed that the whies of his eyes have gone a blue - black colour. Should we contact a doctor

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are certain important genetic conditions where the baby's sclerae [whites of the eyes] have a blue colour especially one called osteogenesis imperfecta. It is thus important to consult a paediatrician about this finding.

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